Eugene Amano and Tennessee Titans Agree on 5 Year Contract

Mitch DespotContributor IFebruary 15, 2010

NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 15: Eugene Amano #54 of the Tennessee Titans laughs during pregame warmups against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during a preseason NFL game at LP Field on August 15, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans beat the Buccaneers 27-20. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)
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Monday, February 15, 2010 - Nashville, TN

According to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, the Tennessee Titans, and left guard Eugene Amano have agreed on a five year contract extension.

Amano made the announcement of his extension today and was quoted as saying, "I am excited, just knowing I get to be a Titan for the next five years and hopefully win a championship. It is also exciting to know my hard work has paid off and my coaches have confidence in me." 

Amano's agent, Rocky Arceneaux, cautioned that this deal is not 100% finalized, but should be soon barring any unseen problems.

The 6 foot 3, 310 pound Amano joined the Titans in 2004, as a 7th round pick out of Southeast Missouri State. The 27 year old Amano was an integral part of the line that blocked for 2,006 yard rusher Chris Johnson last season.

Amano started fifteen games last season for the Titans, and can play left guard or center. He is part of an offensive line returning at least 4 of 5 starters, depending on whether Pro Bowl center Kevin Mawae is resigned. With Amano resigned, the Tennessee Titans' offensive line will stay intact as it is now until at least 2011. Right guard Jake Scott will be eligible for free agency in 2011.